Welcome to Smiles Day Nursery & Early Learning Center

PROGRAMS AND SCHEDULES

Our program offers a separate space for each group: Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool. Each room is designed to expose children to various learning atmospheres, while accommodating different age groups, as well as their individual interests and skills.

We are open from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Our schedule includes, breakfast, free play, circle time, hands-on learning, outdoor play, lunch, rest, snack, and other planned activity times.

Infants and Toddlers

Our infant and toddler rooms follow a very flexible routine based on the children's individual needs and interests. Our infant room is mostly for non-mobile babies who are strictly on an "on-demand" schedule. As they begin to walk and become more interested in exploring their environment independently, we begin transitioning them to the toddler room. In the toddler room the routine becomes more consistent yet incorporates flexibility.

Along with providing routine based care, we are passionate about giving each infant and toddler the individualized attention they need while also giving them the opportunity for social interaction with other infants and toddlers for positive stimulation. Teachers plan activities based on individual interests and strengths. Children in these rooms are observed periodically and this helps us prepare individualized goals followed by age-appropriate activities for each child. Progress reports for infants are completed every three months and every six months for toddlers.

Preschool

As our older toddlers become more self-efficient and show the need to participate in higher levels of learning, we begin to transition them to our preschool room (typically around 2.9 years). Our preschool program is more structured and prepares children for their academic future. Our preschool room has center-based activities designed for children to learn in a structured environment that will enhance their self-help and independent skills. These centers include dramatic play, science/math center, writing center, reading area, manipulative/blocks area, group, and one-on-one activities.

Teachers in this room plan a theme-based curriculum while focusing on each child's individualized needs and development. This assures that each child builds a sense of self-esteem and recognizes his/her individualized talent that will help them with school-readiness. Children are observed and evaluated every six months followed by a parent-teacher conference, as necessary. Parents are encouraged to communicate with their child's teacher at any time to help prepare their children for kindergarten.

Classrooms of Smiles Day Nursery:

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